Speaking to more than 600 public sector IT leaders late last week, BMC Software (NASDAQ:BMC) chairman and chief executive officer Bob Beauchamp championed the critical role that IT plays in key government initiatives.

“Clearly, the White House announcement that federal IT spending will remain flat through 2011 means federal agencies must do far more with less. This mandate has increased the already sizeable government agency interest in cloud computing, datacenter automation and consolidation,” said Beauchamp.

“Around the world, businesses are investing now in IT strategy and infrastructure so that they can lead the market when economic conditions improve,” he continued. “Governments are no different. The future success of their plans and priorities – ranging from job creation to national security to infrastructure renewal – is highly dependent on executing a new vision of IT and how technology can better serve people.”

Among BMC’s many public sector customers who are implementing consolidation or automation IT initiatives are the New York Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications 1, the Federal Aviation Administration 2 and the Defense Information Systems Agency 3.

Beauchamp delivered the keynote address at BMC Software Public Sector Forum 2010 in Washington, D.C.

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